When is the best time to travel to Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the most sought after destinations even for celebrities around the world. With so many islands, it is important to know when is the best time to travel to Indonesia. Ashton Kutcher spends time with Mila Kunis on a holiday to Bali. Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez take a holiday to go surfing in Indonesia.

Julia Roberts and actor Javier Bardem head to Bali for work and also to holiday. Paris Hilton enjoys spending time in Indonesia. Not to forget, the charming David Beckham spends time with his family on a relaxing holiday in this country. Keira Knightly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even Obama have marked Indonesia as one of the best places to go on a holiday.

From rich culture to scenic beaches, to tropical forest to smoking volcanoes to unspoiled nature, it is impossible not to fall in love with this amazing country. If you are planning a holiday, it is important to know the peak and dry season to explore this country well.

Indonesia has a tropical climate and enjoys humid temperatures throughout the year. This country offers two seasons — The dry season and the monsoon season. While the dry season is between the period of April to October, monsoon period is from November to March. The best time to travel to Indonesia would be during the dry season as the monsoon are unpredictable and can dampen your travel plans.

If you plan to visit Sumatra the weather can be an exception. It rains from October to January in the north part of the country and November to February in the south. Sulawesi, another destination in Indonesia also experiences a slightly different weather rainfall pattern. It rains in the month of June and July here.

Overall, the best time of year to visit Indonesia is between the month of May and September when the sun is up and shining bright giving a warm welcome with dry days.

Based on the different places in Indonesia, here is a quick snippet on the best time to go and what you should not miss out doing.


May — September

Good for: Climbing Mt. Bromo & Ijen


April — September

Good for: Watersports and exploring paddy fields

Nusa Tenggara

The placed that fall under this region are Lombok, Flores, Komodo National Park and Sumba.

April — September

Good for: Climb Mt Rinjani and diving in Lombok


July — October

Good for: Diving in Bunaken


June — September

Good for: Spotting Orangutans


April — October

Good for: Trekking the Gunung Kerinci, Southeast Asia’s tallest and most active Volcano

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Originally published at ichiqoo.com on June 28, 2017.